The coordinators of the Indy Honor Flight program, which transports military veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit national memorials, were presented with the 2016 Patriot Award.
The surprise honor by the Bartholomew County Honoring Veterans Committee was presented to Jerry Vest and Ronda Notter during the 16th annual Honoring Veterans Banquet on Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn, Taylorsville. About 70 people attended, organizers said.
The Honor Flight program, based in Plainfield, began in 2012 and has taken more than 1,800 veterans to Washington, D.C., for day-long programs.
Information: 317-559-1600, or visit indyhonorflight.org.